As the world marks the International Women Day, today, a non-government organisation, Asabe Shehu Yar’Adua Foundation, ASYARF, has condemned various discriminatory practices against the African Woman.
This was stated by the Founder/President of the NGO, Hajiya Asabe Shehu Yar’Adua in Abuja, at a ceremony to mark the occasion.
She said: “Today ought to be one of the happiest days in the life of today’s women. It ought to be so because of the fact that the United Nations and indeed the entire humanity unequivocally acknowledged the great role and impact women play in the affairs of the world.
“However, our hearts bleed today for her because of the different challenges facing her in many parts of the world, especially on the continent of Africa. She is being made to bear the brunt of the excesses of system failure, resulting to violent situation.
“Today’s woman is being turned into premature widow, religious zealots and bandits.Where she is not callously killed, she is left in tears and sorrow by religious and political fanatics.”